Raytheon Company completed a 20,000-square foot addition to its factory in Forest, Miss., already one of the biggest in the state. The extra room will allow the company to support anticipated growth in airborne radar and electronic warfare systems.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a ribbon-cutting ceremony: "The company chose to expand here in anticipation of future
growth, and now Raytheon is ready to move ahead and pursue even more
opportunities and contracts."
Raytheon plans to add a number of new positions over time to keep pace
with orders for its Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) fighter
jet radars and Sentinel air defense radars. The company is the only
manufacturer with combat-proven AESAs in production for tactical